Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

LSOC-421

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LSOC-211
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus

Using the classification of psychopathology contained in the current edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as a guide, this course will explore the major psychopathology of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This exploration will involve examining the etiology of each disorder, its symptomatology, and different treatment approaches. Note: This course may be used to fulfill the social science requirement.

LSOC-431

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LENG-111 and LSOC-211
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus

In this course, students explore adult development and aging. Students examine the research literature on psychological, social, biological, and teleological aspects of how adults mature; and explore issues such as relationships, professions, death, dying, and thriving in a difficult world. Students compare the psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and existential approaches, including the theories of Freud, Erikson, Kegan, Vygotsky, K bler-Ross, Prochaska, Gilligan, and Goleman. Through reflection, students apply theory to real personal and professional situations.

LSPN-100

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus

Curso intensivo provides a crash course in Spanish language and culture. Students learn basic language skills including core verb tenses and moods, Spanish syntax, gender, prepositions, Spain-specific usage/pronunciation, and real world vocabulary. These core concepts enable students to navigate everyday life in a Spanish-speaking country. Students acquire listening and speaking skills to help them successfully communicate in-country with tasks involving music, travel, friendship, household management, shopping, and leisure. Students also learn basic written communication skills that enable them to connect with Spanish speakers online. Finally, students develop a solid understanding of Spanish culture and history. Note: This course is not available for credit to students for whom Spanish is their native language.

LSPN-161

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus, Valencia (Spain) Campus

This course covers basic grammar, composition, and cultural reading selections. The emphasis is on pronunciation and conversational Spanish. Note: This course is not available to students for whom Spanish is one of their primary languages and/or primary languages of instruction.

LSPN-262

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus, Valencia (Spain) Campus

A continuation of LSPN-161, this course covers more advanced grammar, composition, and reading selections. Emphasis continues on pronunciation and conversational Spanish. Note: This course is not available for credit to students for whom this is a first language. Note: This course is not available to students for whom Spanish is one of their primary languages and/or primary languages of instruction.

LSPN-300

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LSPN-262
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus

Cinema en español introduces students to the diverse offerings of film in Spanish. Students learn to examine the art form of film as well as the unique cultural and linguistic aspects of Spanish and Latin American cinema. Students will develop knowledge of cinematography, film scores, screenwriting, acting, direction, and production of films. Students will analyze these elements of filmmaking within the context of Latin American and Spanish artistic environments, considering how culture influences art. In addition, they will explore the political, socioeconomic, and moral questions raised in each film. Finally, students will develop oral and written language skills through writing analytical and descriptive essays in Spanish as well as participating in classroom discussions. Note: This course is not available for credit to students for whom Spanish is their native language.

LSPN-363

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus, Valencia (Spain) Campus

This course develops the language skills built in Spanish 1 and 2. Students learn Latin American and Spanish culture, including music and literature. Exploring a variety of texts and disciplines, and focusing on conversation, students deepen their language skills. Grammar lessons are embedded in reading and writing assignments. Note: This course is not available to students for whom Spanish is one of their primary languages and/or primary languages of instruction.

LSPN-400

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LSPN-363
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus

Literatura iberoamericana introduces students to Latin American literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Students examine two major literary genres: the novel and poetry. Students develop knowledge of the historical, linguistic and political movements that shaped the literary landscape of various Latin American countries. Students explore the influences of major writers on contemporary writers. Students learn the major elements of each genre. Students understand the interplay between political repression and artistic expression under dictatorships and civil war. Finally, students develop oral and written language skills through participation in class discussions and writing analytical essays in Spanish as well as writing and presenting a major author study. Note: This course is not available for credit to students for whom Spanish is their native language.

LSPN-464

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus, Valencia (Spain) Campus

Spanish 4 is a continuation of Spanish 3 as students develop advanced language skills through readings and analyses of literature and cinema. This course focuses on representations of Latin American and Spanish culture including music, poetry, and fiction. Students explore a variety of texts as a means of deepening language skills through an integrated curriculum. Grammar lessons will be embedded in reading and writing assignments. Note: This course is not available to students for whom Spanish is one of their primary languages and/or primary languages of instruction.

LVIS-223

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LENG-111
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus, Valencia (Spain) Campus, Inside Berklee Courses (Online)

The various sections of Art History Topics focus on different and more narrowly defined themes, rather than a broad historical survey. Topics may include the Art of Egypt, the meeting of Eastern and Western Art, 20th-Century American and European Art, and others. Periodically, a visiting scholar may teach a section on the art, architecture, and archeology of cultures such as those of pre-Columbian Central and South America; the indigenous peoples of North America; and the various societies of Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. The focus of these special sections would include the material artifacts and the interpretations, debates, and methodological approaches to these objects within the literature of the field. All sections of this course present individual topics. Individual course descriptions are available to registering students at http://www.berklee.edu/liberal-arts/courses/liberal-arts-topics-courses.

LVIS-231

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LENG-111
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus

This course covers the prehistoric to the Gothic period. It is a survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from prehistory, the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, the early Middle Ages, and the Romanesque and Gothic periods. Slide lectures are supplemented by works viewed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

LVIS-232

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LENG-111
Department: LART
Location: Boston Campus

This course covers the late Gothic period to the early 20th century. It is a survey of European art from the end of the Middle Ages through the Renaissance, mannerism, the baroque, rococo, neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, postimpressionism, and early abstraction; also American art from the colonial period to the early 20th century. Slide lectures are supplemented by works viewed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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